How to Make Hand Sanitizer
While I'm not a big fan of hand sanitizer in general since it can be so drying to your hands and it usually just smells bad. I can understand that it has it's time and place. If you are in a very dirty, germ filled grocery store with no-where to wash your hands during flu season you aren't going to care if your hands smell a little bit from using hand sanitizer, at least they are clean!
But if you'd rather skip the store version of hand sanitizer, it's actually pretty easy to make your own. Here's the simple recipe for how to make hand sanitizer at home!
Homemade Hand Sanitizer
What You Need:
- 4 Tablespoons Rubbing Alcohol (you can also use Witch Hazel for something a little less harsh)
- 6 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel (Where to Buy)
- A few drops of Tea Tree Oil (Where to Buy)
What to Do:
In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together until blended. Place in a small spry bottle (you can pick them up in the travel section of most stores and grocery stores) and use as needed. Store in your car when traveling but remove if the vehicle is going to get too hot or too cold, you don't want your mixture to freeze and make a mess in your car!
You could also add a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil to not only make the entire mixture smell a little better but also to add extra antibacterial properties.
If you find that your hand sanitizer is too drying to your hands you might also want to carry around a small container of Homemade Lotion as well to use after applying the sanitizer. It will help restore moisture back to your hands and give them a much more pleasant smell!
Make sure to check out all the other fun Make Your Own projects we have here on Little House Living!
Do you use hand sanitizer or do you skip it? What other essential oils do you think you could add?
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